Second edition Rotterdam International Art Fair
Saint Laurens Church is the decor for the international art fair on 9th & 10th September 2016
A spectacle of modern and contemporary art in one of the most beautiful churches creating an exquisite atmosphere for the Rotterdam International Art Fair 9 & 10 September 2016 in the Laurens church. After the successful 2014 edition organizers are launching its second event in the designated cultural capital of Europe. RIAF is the place to buy contemporary artworks directly from the international exhibitor that has travelled all the way to Rotterdam. Works include photography, paintings, illustrations, sculptures, ceramics and more. The fair focusses on a wide art audience from collectors, dealers, agents, buyers to admirers. With more than 150 exhibitors from over 30 countries the Rotterdam International Art Fair gives a unique opportunity to buy art and invest in contemporary work.
Global Art Agency
The organisation behind the Rotterdam International Art Fair is the Global Art Agency, an international award-winning business that organises large-scale art events in city's such as Barcelona, Tokyo, Miami, Vienna, Amsterdam and Oxford. The concept of these events is that the selling process is directly between the exhibitor and the potential buyer, meaning the artworks can be bought commission-free, a reasonable unique concept in the art world. Furthermore they connect art with art, with their choice of venues (instead of warehouses or sterile exhibition halls) the organisation holds events in the most extraordinary venues such as the Laurens church (the only remnant of the medieval in Rotterdam), Unesco building Gaudí's Casa Batlló in Barcelona, Palace of Schönborn in Vienna, Oxford Victorian listed Oxford Town Hall, De Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam - a true magical experience!
"Our concept is to connect art with art" explains Joëlle Dinnage and Natal Vallvé directors of the Global Art Agency. "There is no better way to view contemporary art from all over the world in a special location with a huge history, complimenting the art on show."
At the Rotterdam International Art Fair every art lover will be getting his art fix. Besides some of the best works of international talent such as Liangang Sun (New York), Mimi Revencu (Roemenië), Govind Sirsat (India), Frank Van Imschoot (België), Michelle Follett (Verenigde Staten) en Miabo Enyadike (Zuid-Afrika), there will also be national and local Dutch talent such as; Caroline van der Weide, Reginald Koé, Ike Smitskamp en Lei Olischlager. In total 150 exhibitors from 30 countries will be represented. Exhibitors can still apply online to submit for curation to exhibit at the event. Deadline is end of June 2016.
The Rotterdam International Art Fair has put together a fantastic programme for the visitors. On Friday 9th September the exclusive VIP grand opening and Vernissage with Champagne Reception will take place.
On Saturday 10th September the art fair is free to enter and there will be a live painting show. Also on Saturday at 17.00pm there will be the Global Art Awards Ceremony where the visitors can vote for the best artist of the fair. And the winners will be announced by a dedicated jury panel.
Further information about the Rotterdam International Art Fair
Date : 9th & 10th September 2016
9th September VIP preview night
18.00pm - 21.00pm. Tickets € 10 EUR.
11.00am - 18.00pm. Free entrance.